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Weekly UK Immigration News Round up 27 February 2011 | Immigration Matters

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Canada – new ads warn of crooked immigration consultants

A series of television ads warning would-be immigrants against crooked immigration consultants is being blasted by a lobby group for consultants.

The student system ‘ain’t broke’, say The Economist

Plans to discourage foreign students threaten a successful British business according to the influential and highly respected publication The Economist.

Millions of migrant workers trapped in Libya

The BBC reports on the 1.5 million plus contract migrant workers currently deployed in Libya and their government’s plans to evacuate them.

European Commission orders Italy to end discrimination against workers with experience and qualifications from another EU country

The European Commission has ‘requested’ Italy to take professional experience and seniority acquired by doctors in another Member State into account when determining their rank or working conditions (like salary, grade career development) in the Italian public sector.

Free Movement of EU nationals explained

One employer told me that he thought it was alright to employ a Romanian waitress in his restaurant because she was ‘European and had a National Insurance (NI) number and tax reference’. But possession of an NI number does not mean a person has the right to work in the UK and is not a ‘statutory defence’ for an employer facing charges or a £10,000 fine for illegal employment.

Three million migrants came to UK under Labour Government

No amount of capping ‘shortage occupation listed’ skilled workers or clamping down of overseas Tier 4 students will stop the main flow of migrants from Eastern Europe.

Indian Restaurant owner jailed for employing illegal immigrants

Employers are advised to carry out an annual ‘health check’ or employee file audit to ensure that work permit holders and workers on student visas are still legal and avoid fines of up to £10,000 or even prison.

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